Blue Generation

A new generation aware of the importance of the ocean.

Our goal

The Oceano Azul Foundation will set up a plan and will work with the relevant authorities to introduce ocean’s themes in the school curriculum of all children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal, creating a new generation more aware of the importance of the ocean and its fragile condition.

Initiative status
Stage 1 : Proposal
Initiative keywords
  • Children
  • Learning
  • Ocean
  • Portugal
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Target

Children aged 5 to 9 years old in Portugal.

Impact

A new program introduced in primary school in Portugal.

Description

This program is a key feature of the whole action plan. It envisages to bring ocean literacy to all children, resident in Portugal, with a special focus on the group between the ages 5 to 9 years old, creating a new blue generation.

This Program is to be developed in partnership with DG Education in Portugal and with the Education Ministry and the goal is to bring knowledge about the ocean and the importance of the ocean to our life on earth to children in school.

There are several initiatives under consideration, including training courses for teachers, developing contents and learning materials and also support to water sports in schools.

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February 4, 2020
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November 23, 2019
COOL – Clean Ocean Organizations Convention On November 23, 2019 at Oceanário de Lisboa, the Oceano Azul Foundation hosted 58 organizations from throughout Portugal dedicated to tackling the problem of marine litter and protecting the Ocean. To read the full report click HERE.   This gathering of organizations who work to remove marine litter on beaches and waterways throughout Portugal, shared [...]
November 22, 2019
BLUE AZORES – Scientific Report – The Best Kept Secret in the Atlantic Scientific report The waters around the Azores Archipelago contain some of the most important island, open-water, and deep-sea environments in the Atlantic. Despite its importance, this invaluable, fragile, and irreplaceable blue natural capital is under threat and needs to be protected. To launch the Blue Azores Program, two scientific expeditions were carried out in the [...]